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  • Published: 9 February 2015
  • ISBN: 9781448196944
  • Imprint: RHCP Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 35

Lockwood & Co: The Dagger in the Desk

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A spooky short story introducing readers to the world of Lockwood.

A thrilling new case for London’s most talented psychic detection agency – from the global bestselling author of the Bartimaeus Sequence.

In London, a mysterious and potentially deadly ghost is stalking the halls of St Simeon’s Academy for Talented Youngsters. It lurks in the shadows, spreading fear and icy cold – and it carries a sharp and very solid dagger . . .

The headmaster wastes no time in enlisting the help of ghost-hunters Anthony Lockwood, Lucy Carlyle and George Cubbins.

Can Lockwood & Co. survive the night and save the day?

  • Pub date: 9 February 2015
  • ISBN: 9781448196944
  • Imprint: RHCP Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 35

About the Author

Jonathan Stroud

Jonathan Stroud was born in Bedford in 1970. After studying English Literature at York University, he moved to London, where he worked as an editor in a publishing firm. He is also the author of the best-selling BARTIMAEUS sequence, which is published in 35 languages and has sold 6 million copies worldwide, and also of four other novels: HEROES OF THE VALLEY, THE LAST SIEGE, THE LEAP and BURIED FIRE. He lives in Hertfordshire with his family. He has yet to see a ghost, but is keeping his eyes open.

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Praise for Lockwood & Co: The Dagger in the Desk

“Stroud delivers another riveting narrative”


“Rousing adventures for young tomb robbers and delvers into realms better left to the dead”


“As in the first volume there are plenty of heart-stopping moments and a generous dollop of gore, but nothing most teens and confident readers can't handle: in fact, the problem will be to persuade them to put the book down. In short, it's both gross and engrossing!”

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